Thru Appoints New VP of Marketing to Forward Thru's Position as a Leading Provider of Managed File Transfer as a Service

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Thomas Skybakmoen named new VP of Marketing.

Thomas Skybakmoen

Thomas Skybakmoen

"Thomas [Skybakmoen] will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to our aggressive growth plans."
- Lee Harrison, CEO, Thru

Thru, Inc., provider of the leading globally networked Managed File Transfer as a Service (MFTaaS), today announced the appointment of Thomas Skybakmoen as Vice President of Marketing & Product Strategy. A seasoned veteran, Mr. Skybakmoen will spearhead the company's marketing efforts and strategic product direction.

Skybakmoen joins Thru after holding the title Senior Research Analyst at Gartner where he worked in Gartner's Application Strategy and Governance group as a senior research analyst. His central emphasis has been the Managed File Transfer category. During his time at Gartner he also worked in the Client Support group for four years, teamed with Gartner analysts to further advance knowledge in IT. With almost ten years of experience in the IT industry, Skybakmoen is a graduate from Handelshøyskolen BI achieving a B.B.A. Marketing and has done additional course work at the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.

"I am absolutely sure that Thomas will utilize his vast industry knowledge and strategic expertise to further enhance Thru's success. Thru is committed to strengthening our executive team and field organizations. Thomas will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to our aggressive growth plans," said Lee Harrison, Thru CEO.

"I am looking forward to working in a dynamic organization where I can apply my expertise from my work at Gartner. I hope that this will directly influence and impact revenue, market direction and the position of Thru in the marketplace," says Skybakmoen.

Prior to joining Gartner, Skybakmoen worked for Talk2me, Visma A/S implementing customer service organization as well as Nelson Sofres plc. managing their Internet Panel, design and vendor selection related to support and implementation of numerous IT systems including Web content management, Internet survey software and selection of Linux operating system.

About Thru
Thru, Inc., the leading cloud-based enterprise Managed File Transfer as a Service (MFTaaS), moves extremely large files with no downtime. Files go rapidly and efficiently, whether across the street or across the globe and without the tremendous IT overhead of deploying and managing global server farms and high-bandwidth internet connections. Thru was named a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner, Inc. in the Cool Vendors in Platforms as a Service 2011 report, April 7, 2011.
For more information, go to, call 1-800-871-9316 or (214) 496-0100, or email info(at)thruinc(dot)com.


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